A Sister: A Bit of Childhood That Is Never Lost
Sister, one needs to have a sister to know how important a role she plays in our lives. Boys and girls will vouch for the presence of a sister in their lives. Love them or hate them. But you can’t just ignore them. Right? Growing up together with a sister can be a real rocking experience depending on whether she really rocked you in your cradle or knocked you over! But, whatever said and done, A Sister is A Sister!
For the boys, Raksha Bandhan seems the right time, to make amends or please their big or little sister. That bond of siblings is tightened on this day and the sisters vow to make the best out of this opportunity. Leaving jokes aside, nothing quite beats the presence of a sister in one’s life whether you are fighting over silly things or laughing over stupid jokes, life with a sister is not something that can be easily forgotten. Even when the sister is married, her presence still pervades the house. Each nook and corner reminds you of things that were so obstinately dear to you then, way back and so valuable now. A sister personifies memories – good or bad, happy or sad, foolish or wise. Sometimes, when the whole world seems ready to pounce upon you, only a sister is that soothing balm that is willing to hear you out irrespective of whether you are right or wrong. When you get into trouble, and by that I mean serious trouble then, it is usually the sister who bails you out. Of course, for the little innumerable goof-ups she is always there to see that you get a firing or a spanking!
“A sister is both your mirror – and your opposite.”
How very true. When you see her you know what you are inside out. You can’t fool her. It is a different fact that it is her prerogative to reveal this or not. You won’t deny that fact that you would love teasing your sister, pulling her pigtails or teasing her about a probable boyfriend. In the same way, don’t you squirm when she pulls your legs about something that is embarrassing to you before the others or coolly takes your share of those goodies you like so much! It is not very difficult to please a sister though whether or not she lives with you. She is a relationship you cannot deny at least not in this incarnation of yours!
Every once in a while:
v Get together and recollect the past over coffee or a pizza. Have a whale just remembering how you both messed up with each other.
v Send her a card or a gift to show that she does matter in your life (whether that is true or not is your choice of thought).
v Just chat once in a while over phone or online. Surely, a few minutes will not take away valuable minutes of your lifetime.
All this because nobody has seen tomorrow. So do today so that you don’t have regrets tomorrow.
Sister’s Day is celebrated just for this, to make that smile magically appear on your sister’s lips. Today is the day, a day to express your acknowledgment and appreciation to your sister. So, go ahead and make your sister’s day. She is like someone said,
““A sister is a gift from God, sent from above to make life worthwhile here below.””
Happy Sister’s Day!